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  • noun slang, Australia, New Zealand An idiot.

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Probably shortened from ning-nong.

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  • "I didn't know you were married before, said Elaine, lips aquiver.

    Eee-laine, you nong, said Hat. 1914 to 1918. She'd hafta start havin em at age twelve to get six out, not to mention one off to war. She was born the year of Federation, 1901.

    Well, said Lester. Margaret River School obviously taught Hat more than groomin and deportation."

    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 71 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 31, 2010